Standing Beside Alaska's Non-Profits

Category Archives: Foraker News

Foraker has a team of more than 20 consultants ready to help you strengthen your organization. Meet a few of the most recent additions to our team: Sammye Pokryfki has joined our consulting team and is available for board facilitation and executive consultation. Sammye has worked in the nonprofit sector as a staff, board member, volunteer, and mentor … [ Read More ]

Join us for a thought-provoking session with Building Movement Project Co-Director, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld,as he leads us through the Race to Lead findings, which challenge the way the nonprofit sector has been approaching the racial leadership gap.  Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Time: 8:30am – 11:30am Where: Campfire Conference Room @ the Mountain View Services Center … [ Read More ]

We are pleased to announce that Wendy Lindskoog has joined the Foraker Governance Board. Wendy is the Vice President of Communications and External Affairs at BP Alaska. She is an accomplished executive with 30 years of community and government affairs experience and extensive legislative, agency, and policy expertise. Wendy is no stranger to the nonprofit … [ Read More ]

In our May newsletter we let you know about changes that are occurring in the Pre-Development Program, or what has become known at Pre-D. Pre-D was launched in 2006 with the goal of helping to plan sustainable capital projects – or those that contribute to the long-term viability of the organization and the community it … [ Read More ]

Foraker’s Catalyst for Nonprofit Excellence program is moving to a winter/spring schedule! The application period will open in the fall. Let us know if you want to stay up to date on program details – email Kate Rose at with your interest!

Foraker has been honored to work with our funding partners – the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Denali Commission, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, and Rasmuson Foundation – to bring the Pre-Development (Pre-D) program to Alaska nonprofits. The purpose of the program, which was launched in 2006, is to plan sustainable capital projects, … [ Read More ]

Foraker has added Emmy award-winning reporter John Tracy to our consulting team! We are excited to offer new trainings and to assist your organization with your communication and marketing needs. Making the Most of the Media: A Strategy Guide for Nonprofits (class is full – contact us to be added to the wait-list) Mission Control : A Crisis Communication Guide … [ Read More ]

A big welcome to the Executive Directors participating in our Executive Leadership Initiative! We are excited to learn and grow with you: Samantha Blankenship, Gastineau Humane Society Jennifer Cross, Alaska Raptor Center Shannon Fisher, Family Promise of Juneau Sara Harriger, Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center Sarah Harrington, Kodiak Historical Society & Baranov Museum Frances … [ Read More ]

Alaska’s nonprofit sector represents a wide variety of organizations that provide public service and have an impact on the lives of nearly everyone living in the state. Although most Alaskans do not think of nonprofits as an economic powerhouse, we play a critical role in the state’s economy both as major employers and as revenue … [ Read More ]

We are thrilled to have two new staff join our team. Monica Garcia-Itchoak has joined our team as a Lead Capacity Builder – she will be around the state working with our Partners on leadership support, collaboration, and civic engagement. Lailani Cook is our new Administrative Assistant – she will be behind the scenes coordinating the … [ Read More ]